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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Gender in the city: The intersection of capital and gender consciousness in Latin American cinema
by Rangel, Liz Consuelo, Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2009, 250; 3356411
Abstract (Summary)

This study analyzes the relationship between the access to capital and the individual's construction of gender as presented in six Latin American cinematic depictions from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico that focus the point of view on young women in the urban space. David Harvey's theory on the urbanization of consciousness is used to analyze the females' relationship to family, class, community and state in terms of how each of these elements will impact the access to capital. The interaction with these factors determine that capital will also impact the construction of gender in the city-space. The films analyzed are as follows: Perfume de Violetas (2000) directed by Maryse Sistach, Ángel de fuego (1991) directed by Dana Rotberg Un día de suerte (2002) directed by Sandra Gugliotta, Hoy y mañana (2006) by Alejandro Chomsky, Uma Vida em Segredo (2001) by Suzana Amaral and Antônia (2006), by Tata Amaral. Film theory, feminist film theory, and gender studies are applied in the analysis of films.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fitch, Melissa A.
Commitee: Compitello, Malcolm A., Gutierrez, Laura
School: The University of Arizona
Department: Spanish
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Latin American literature, Womens studies, Film studies
Keywords: Capital, Feminist filmmaking, Gender, Gender studies, Latin American, Latin American film, Urbanization of consciousness
Publication Number: 3356411
ISBN: 978-1-109-16732-0
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